Upcoming Job Talks for American Indian Studies

Dear AISC students, faculty, staff, and community,

As you know, we are in the process of a search for a new faculty member in American Indian Studies. We have a terrific slate of candidates from a variety of disciplines who will be visiting campus over the next few weeks. You have already received announcements of the first two talks, happening this week, but the full list of candidates and their job talk information is listed below. 

I am writing now to encourage everyone to attend the talks and give us your feedback on the candidates. Your thoughts are very important to us on the committee and will be a vital part of our decision making process. Please feel free to communicate with Ben Madley, chair of the search committee, at madley@ucla.edu, or with me, at sspeed@aisc.ucla.edu

Thank you for being part of this community and for contributing your time and energy to this important search. 

Director of American Indian Studies Center
Associate Professor of Gender Studies & Anthropology

Candidates AISC Faculty Search (in order of visit date)

Nancy Marie Mithlo (Art History, Occidental College and Chair AIS, Autry Museum)
February 22, 2017
"The Indigenous Other: Native Photography's Desires and Discontents"
4:00 - 6:00 pm, Sierra Room, Faculty Center

Maile Arvin (Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside)
February 24, 2017 
“Against Possession Through Whiteness: Challenging Race and Settler Colonialism in HawaiÊ»i,”
2:00 - 4:00 pm, Hacienda Room, Faculty Center

Kyle Mays (History, UNC Chapel Hill)
March 2, 2017
“Black Belonging, Indigenous Sovereignty: The Intersections of Blackness and Indigeneity in Post-Rebellion Detroit”
4:00 – 6:00 pm, Cornell Hall Room D307, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Olivia Chilcote (Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley)
March 21, 2017
"Inherited Injustice: The San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians and the Federal Acknowledgment Process"
4:30 – 6:30 pm, Haines 352

Rebecca Tsosie (School of Law, U of Arizona)
March 23, 2017
4 – 6 pm, Bunche 6275